Ontariospca

Working Cat Application

 

Thank you for your interest in our Working Cat Program!

The cats that we relocate are considered unadoptable as pets, due to varying levels of “feral” or unsocial behaviours. They most likely will not approach humans or solicit attention, or they may take a long time to trust you enough for touching.  So for the most part they will avoid you and come out at night to eat and work to keep your property free from rodents. 

Below is a list of requirements to be met for the property to be suitable.  Please read through each statement thoroughly and check the box beside, indicating you understand and will comply with each requirement.

» The cat will require long term access to a suitable shelter like a barn, garage or warehouse

» The cat will require daily food and water put out for them as cats cannot live on hunting alone and feeding them will not reduce their inclination to hunt rodents

» To ensure the new cats do not immediately run away, they need to be confined for 2-4 weeks. They must be confined to an escape proof room like a tack room, garage, office, an extra large dog crate etc. that is outfitted with food and water bowls, bed or box(carrier) for sleeping (and hiding) and a litter pan. This time is necessary to teach the cats where their new home is, where their food is, who brings the food, and to get a general lay of the land

» All cats will be spay or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, ear tipped, treated for intestinal worms and external parasites (eg. fleas/ticks) and have an examination by a veterinarian; you will be provided with their health records

» There is no cost to you for the adoption of these cats but donations are always welcome to help sustain the program

» Once the adoption is complete any future veterinary care (including vaccinations) will be the responsibility of the owner.

 

o The cat will require long term access to a suitable shelter like a barn, garage or warehouse.

o The cat will require daily food and water put out for them as cats cannot live on hunting alone and feeding them will not reduce their inclination to hunt rodents.

 

o To ensure the new cats do not immediately run away, they need to be confined for 2-4 weeks.  They must be confined to an escape proof room like a tack room, garage, office, an extra large dog crate, chicken coup etc. that is outfitted with food and water bowls, bed or box(carrier) for sleeping (and hiding) and a litter pan.  This time is necessary to teach the cats where their new home is, where their food is, who brings the food, and to get a general lay of the land.

 

o All cats will be spay or neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, ear tipped, dewormed, treated for fleas/ticks and have an examination by a veterinarian; you will be provided with their health records 

 

o There is no cost to you for the adoption of these cats

 

o Once the adoption is complete any future veterinary care (including vaccinations) will be the responsibility of the owner

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*4. What type of shelter will the cat have access to long term?
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*5. The cat must be confined to an escape-proof room/area for 2-4 weeks to ensure the cat acclimatizes to the new area. What type of room do you have available?
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Thanks for considering adopting a working cat and saving a life!      

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our program manager and you will be contacted shortly to discuss the process further.

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